Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation set for Hillingdon

A community organised campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) will be held on 28th January 2015 in Hillingdon.

There is a sizeable Somali and Somalilander population in Hillingdon. These are some of the communities practising FGM.

According to the 2014 Trust for London and Home Office report, at least 60,000 young girls are at risk of FGM in the UK.

Titled “Open Platform: Eradicating FGM Together”, the campaign is being organised by Daryeel Foundation and West London Somaliland Community, local charities, and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, a London-based support group.

“Action is needed immediately to tackle this issue and our groups are committed to eradicate this by working close with the key players in the community,” say the organisers of the campaign.

The event will bring together education staff, health staff, politicians and community members to discuss how they can build awareness of the issue locally and together tackle FGM.

The “Open Platform: Eradicating FGM Together” will be held on 28th January 2015 at The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1HA.

Those who would like to attend are urged to email Sarah Menzies: [email protected] or dial 020 7697 4102 in order to reserve a place.

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